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How to Prevent Edema from Getting Worse for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

Question: My girlfriend suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome. Her edema is getting worse. She is using Furosemide. How to prevent edema from getting worse?

How to Prevent Edema from Getting Worse for Nephrotic Syndrome PatientsAnswer: Your girl friend has severe edema. Taking Furosemide is necessary to remove excess fluid from the body. But we should know that swelling for Nephrotic Syndrome patients is mainly caused by too much protein leakage. And protein leakage is caused by kidney inflammation, for the inflammation can lead to increased glomeruli permeability. If you want to control edema, we should stop the inflammation and repair the damaged parts of her glomeruli so that the protein leakage can be solved from the root. Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome are often advised to take steroids or other immunosuppressants such as prednisone, cyclosporine, cellcept and so on. They can inhibit kidney inflammation and decrease permeability of capillaries as well as delay the development of this disease. But those medicines have a lot of side effects in the long run. Besides, Nephrotic Syndrome relapses frequently with steroid treatment. That is why many patients would like natural therapies.

In China, there are many natural therapies, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Foot Bath, Circle Therapy, Enema Therapy and various Chinese herbs. They can dilate blood vessels, remove stasis and increase blood flows into the kidneys, which can reduce the deposition of immune complexes so as to relieve inflammation. They can also provide the essential substances like vitamins and trace elements to help the glomeruli repair themselves. Though TCM does not take effects as quickly as western medicine, it can solve the problem from the root. Long-term treatment with TCM can strengthen immune system to help you fight against disease.

In the daily, she should limit her water intake and keep an eye on the water content in foods. What is more, restrict her intake of salt foods and protein foods.

With the above endeavor, not only does edema disappears, but also other symptoms eases, such as proteinuria and high blood pressure. And then you can live a happy life with your girlfriend.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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